Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing With the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138406
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has collected, assessed, and annotated a set of 36 student papers that can be used as the focus of trait-based writing lessons. This unique resource also contains a CD with PDFs of all the papers and 12 interactive whiteboard activities that guide students through the key qualities of a paper; students simply press the color-coded buttons at the bottom of each page, and information about the key quality is displayed and the corresponding text in the paper is highlighted. Interactive whiteboard activities on CD! Time-saving resource!

Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138413
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has culled papers from diverse classrooms and collated them here into a unique trait-based teaching resource. Each paper is scored by trait and includes teacher commentary explaining the evaluation based on Culham's scoring guides, which are included in the book. You'll find six papers per trait, spanning the grading continuum from low to high. Put papers on the overhead or Smartboard as models for a whole-class writing lesson, make copies for small-group discussions of a trait, invite students to critique or rank papers...these are just a few of the possibilities. All papers are included on CDin two versions--original and with teacher comments.- Includes CD with interactive PDFs!- Perfect for interactive white boards!

Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545013635
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides teachers with trait-specific assessment materials, including scoring guides, benchmark papers, and sample conference comments, along with warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for the middle school classroom.

Daily Trait Warm Ups

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545095990
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.

Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138444
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This time-saving resource contains over 50 reproducible forms for assessing writing, planning instruction, keeping records, communicating with parents, and--most importantly--helping students in grades 6 to 8 write with conviction and confidence.Includes a CD of reproducible forms from the book; all-new scoring guides and scoring sheets for each trait, developed just for middle school teachers; essential tools that help both teachers and students determine progress in writing; handy checklists for use throughout the writing process--drafting, revising, and editing.An easy-to-navigate format, organized by "forms for teachers" and "forms for students".The perfect companion to Cullham's Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School.

6 1 Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439280389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

100 Trait specific Comments

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439796026
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides ideas for comments to give to students when evaluating writing exercises, with each comment categorized according to its corresponding writing trait.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612262
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

Trait Crate

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439687331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The fifth-grade version includes • 6 picture books: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street; A. Lincoln and Me; Dear Mrs. LaRue; Blood & Gore Like You've Never Seen!; Black Cat; and Francine Fribble, Proofreading Policewoman • Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; • 12 transparencies; and • 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 5.